Ferrari will unveil at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show a 2+2 coupe-convertible model with a folding roof. Called F430 GT California, the new model will be priced at around 130000 euro, the new Ferrari will compete with cars like Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
For sure the model that the Italian maker is preparing for the Detroit Auto Show will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint much faster compared with the time needed to say it’s name, but the most important thing about the F430 GT California 2+2 CC it is contained in its name: Ferrari will be offering a coupe-convertible with 2+2 seats powered by the same V8 engine used in the F430.
The 2008 Ferrari F430 GT California will be designed by Pininfarina and will feature the latest version of the F430 family’s aluminium spaceframe. The chassis will be updated and strengthened to accommodate the roof structure and to provide optimum rigidity roof-down. Thanks to the front engine, the new Ferrari will have a small pair of rear seats.
2008 Ferrari F430 GT California
Under the hood of the F430 GT California you will see a 4.3 liter V8 direct injection engine with an output of 450 hp. It will feature the same F1 "Superfast" sequential-shift gearbox as in the F430 Scuderia and the manual gearbox will be offered as an option.
The F1 Superfast will reduce gearchange times to just 60 milliseconds. F430 GT California will also feature the same traction control used in the Scuderia, which will combine the E-Diff electronic differential and the F1-Trac traction and stability control in a single integrated system.
It is expected that the F430 GT California to make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in less than four seconds and have a top speed of 195 mph.
The F430 Gt California will be offered in both 2+2 seats and 2 seats versions.